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State Department Press Briefings
Foreign Relations and Facts
Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets
Previously known as Background Notes, these publications include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty.
CIA World Factbook
The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.
Department of State
The U.S. Department of State is responsible for international relations with other Countries
Foreign Relations of the United States
The Office of the Historian is responsible, under law, for the preparation and publication of the official historical documentary record of U.S. foreign policy in the Foreign Relations of the United States series.
Defense, Intelligence, and Homeland Security
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
CIA’s primary mission is to collect, analyze, evaluate, and disseminate foreign intelligence to assist White House, the President and senior US government policymakers in making decisions relating to national security.
Department of Defense
The mission of the Department of Defense is to provide the military forces needed to deter war and to protect the security of our country. The department's headquarters is at the Pentagon.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
The Department of Homeland Security combined 22 different federal departments and agencies into a unified, integrated cabinet agency when it was established in 2002.
National Security Agency/Central Security Service
The NSA/CSS core missions are to protect U.S. national security systems and to produce foreign signals intelligence information.
Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Created after the September 11 attacks, the ODNI has responsibility for coordinating intelligence among the 17 intelligence agencies and organizations in the federal government.